Frilled dragons for sale
Popular as pets, frilled dragons are moderately sized lizards native to Northern Australia. Our captive bred baby frilled dragon for sale are some of the nicest frilled dragons for sale in the country. Working with top frilled dragon morphs, we are proud to offer a wide variety of frilled dragon color morphs for sale at the best prices anywhere in the USA.
Names: Frilled dragon, Chlamydosaurus kingii, frilled lizard, frill-necked dragon.
Size: 16 to 36 inches long
Lifespan: 10-15 years in captivity
Frilled Dragon Size
Hatchlings measure about 4 inches; large adults can be nearly 2-3 feet in length.
Frilled Dragon Lifespan
Average captive lifespan is between ten and fifteen years.
Frilled Dragon Habitat
While a hatchling dragon could live in a 20-gallon aquarium for a short time, it will quickly need a larger enclosure. A 75-gallon aquarium or equal-sized enclosure is OK for one or two adult dragons. Screening should be used for proper ventilation, whether as a top on an aquarium enclosure or in the construction of a custom enclosure. During warm weather, bearded dragons can be kept in outdoor cages. Be sure the outdoor enclosure provides both sunny basking areas and shady retreats, as well as shelter from rain. Having access to the sun outdoors provides healthy UV. Frilled dragons like to climb, so some sturdy branches are welcome in their enclosures.
Frilled Dragon Handling and Temperament
Want to learn how to hold a Frilled dragon, or how to pick up a frilled dragon? Handling your frilled dragon is easy, if you do it correctly! Frilled dragons are generally quite docile and will tolerate handling better than other lizard species. This is especially true of adults that have spent their entire lives in captivity (of course, there may be exceptions). It’s not unusual to visit a reptile expo and see fat and happy frilled dragons lounging amid merchandise at vendor tables, or perched on their owners’ shoulders.
Frilled Dragon Lighting and Temperature
Frilled dragons like it pretty darn hot. A basking spot of about 100 degrees works well for them. The basking site can be provided by a spotlight (such as a mercury vapor bulb AVB) or a ceramic heating element, positioned over a rock, branch, etc. at one end of the enclosure. Keeping the spotlight at one end of the cage will allow your dragon to thermoregulate (move between a cooler end of the enclosure and the hotter end with the basking area). The cooler end of the enclosure can be kept at about 80 degrees.